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China Summary Translation: 'Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019'

Published: 11 March 2019

ID: G00382458

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Amy Teng


Strategic technology trends have the potential to drive significant disruption and deliver significant opportunity. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify opportunities, counter threats and create competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents



Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Trend No. 1: Autonomous Things
    • Autonomous Physical Things and Autonomous Virtual Things
    • A Range of Autonomous Capabilities
    • Autonomous, Intelligent and Coordinated
  • Trend No. 2: Augmented Analytics
    • Empowering the Citizen Data Scientist
    • Beyond the Citizen Data Scientist
    • Take Action
  • Trend No. 3: AI-Driven Development
    • The Augmented Developer
    • The Automated Developer
  • Trend No. 4: Digital Twins
    • Digital Twin of an Organization
  • Trend No. 5: Empowered Edge
    • Edge Computing and Cloud Computing Are Complementary Concepts
    • Exploiting Advanced Capabilities at the Edge
    • Communicating to the Edge — The Role of 5G
  • Trend No. 6: Immersive Experience
    • How We Perceive the Digital World Is Changing
    • VR and AR Can Help Increase Productivity
    • How We Interact With the Digital World Is Changing
    • The Future Will Be an Ambient Experience
  • Trend No. 7: Blockchain
  • Trend No. 8: Smart Spaces
    • Smart City Spaces Lead the Way
    • Smart Spaces Are a Journey, Not a Destination
  • Trend No. 9: Digital Ethics and Privacy
  • Trend No. 10: Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Computing and Security
    • Quantum Computer Maturity
    • Don’t Ignore QC, but Proceed With Caution

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